“Drive by Goodbye” for Beth

If you have worshipped,  walked through the front doors, received a newsletter or the weekly announcements; if you have called, emailed, or eaten at Oak Grove anytime during the last 12 years, you have experienced the work and ministry of Beth Angerhofer. On October 9, Beth will retire after a long and meaningful tenure as our Office Administrator. In her role, Beth’s responsibilities have been varied and large. She has kept on top of the calendar, put together worship bulletins of all kinds, and archived photographs and records of committee meetings. She has supervised our cleaning crew, fielded thousands of phone calls, directed and endeared herself to multiple office volunteers.

Beth Angerhofer

Every day at Oak Grove, Beth has gone the “extra mile” to make sure that the church’s ministry runs smoothly and that the building is clean and inviting to visitors and members alike. We will miss Beth’s excellent administrative skills, thoughtfulness, friendliness and sense of humor. 

Please join us to celebrate Beth and her many contributions to Oak Grove at our “Drive by Goodbye” on Sunday, October 18th from Noon – 1 pm. Drive into Oak Grove to say goodbye and offer your thanks to Beth as she retires. We will have treats and frivolity… it is a party, after all! 

See you then! 

EV EXPO, Sept. 15, at Oak Grove

EV EXPO (electric vehicle) on Saturday September 15, 2018, 10AM to 1 PM at Oak Grove Presbyterian 2200 W. Old Shakopee Rd. in Bloomington. [Note: This is an outdoor event. In case of cancellation due to rainstorms, we will post a notice on Oak Grove’s Facebook page and this web page.]

The event is co-sponsored by the American Lung Association.  See how electric vehicles are dramatically changing transportation, talk to owners, and test drive several of the latest electrics and plug in hybrids all in one place.

Dealers will be bringing the latest models including: Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt, Chevy Volt, Ford C-Max Energi, Ford Fusion Energi, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Chrysler Pacifica PHEV, Audi etron, Fiat 500e, Mini PHEV. And there will be many EV and plug in hybrid owners showing their cars and telling about their driving experiences.

Short educational presentations will be held from 10-11 AM with test drives/owners talk from 11AM to 1 PM.  “Smart” EV chargers, electric bikes, electric mowers, electric snow blowers and other electric tools will also be on display.  A mechanic will be on site to test your Nissan or Prius batteries.  The church youth will be providing free car washes (donations accepted).

Event is free and open to the public.  Share this with your friends and neighbors.  For more information, contact the church office at 952-888-4561

Twin Cities Bronze Concert on April 29

Oak Grove Presbyterian Church is hosting a handbell concert by Twin Cities Bronze on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Twin Cities Bronze is an auditioned handbell ensemble of advanced ringers from around the Twin Cities Metro area. Distinctive among handbell groups for performing without a conductor, the ensemble is also known for its energetic and visually appealing performance style. Musical excellence is the inspiration for innovative performances.

The ensemble shares its knowledge of this unique instrument nationwide and recently received a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council to implement The Mobile Classroom, a custom-designed educational workshop for handbell choirs. Members of the ensemble are in demand as class instructors at festivals, conferences and events around the country. Twin Cities Bronze traveled to Puerto Rico in June, 2017, for a cultural residency exchange which included concerts, workshops and educational activities.

The Shared Values Statement portrays the spirit of the organization:
As professionals, to strive at all times for musical excellence
As educators, to share our technical knowledge of this unique medium
As artists, to showcase the diversity of handbells through innovative performances
As performers, to support each other and have fun!

The concert at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church will feature their newest commission, “Song of Peace” by Dean Wagner, some classic handbell repertoire, and a fugue based on a theme by Lady Gaga. A free will offering will be collected which will directly benefit college students from Arecibo, Puerto Rico. They will be joining us via video during the concert.

Lent Madness Hymn Tournament

Vote for Your Favorite Hymns During Lent Madness!

Voting is complete in Oak Grove’s Lent Madness Hymn Tournament, the Championship! The winning hymn is Here I Am, Lord. Thank you, everyone, for voting throughout Lent Madness!

Weekly bracket ballots were included in the bulletins during Lent, with the final Champion Hymn announced and sung on Easter Sunday. See below for the weekly winners.

March 25 Championship Round

*Here I Am, Lord

Great is Thy Faithfulness

March 18

Northwest Division: PETER vs. Southwest Division: PAUL

*Here I Am, Lord

Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Northeast Division: MARY vs. Southeast Division: JUDITH


Amazing Grace

*Great is Thy Faithfulness


Winners of March 11 are marked with an * below.

March 11 Northwest Division: PETER

*Here I Am, Lord

I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry

March 11 Northeast Division: MARY

Spirit of Gentleness

*Amazing Grace

March 11 Southwest Division: PAUL

Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore

*Just A Closer Walk With Thee

March 11 Southeast Division: JUDITH

All Things Bright and Beautiful

*Great is Thy Faithfulness


Winners of March 4 are marked with an * below.

March 4 Northwest Division: PETER

How Great Thou Art
*Here I Am, Lord

*I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry
Take My Life

March 4 Northeast Division: MARY

*Spirit of Gentleness
Be Thou My Vision

*Amazing Grace
On Eagle’s Wings

March 4 Southwest Division: PAUL

Beautiful Savior
*Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore

*Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Blest Be the Ties That Bind

March 4 Southeast Division: JUDITH

Jesus Loves Me
*All Things Bright and Beautiful

For All The Saints
*Great is Thy Faithfulness

Winners of February 25 are marked with an * below.

February 25 Northwest Division: PETER

*How Great Thou Art
It is Well With My Soul

For The Beauty of the Earth
*Here I Am, Lord

*I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

You Are My All in All
*Take My Life

February 25 Northeast Division: MARY

*Spirit of Gentleness
Come Thou Almighty King

All Are Welcome (Let Us Build a House)
*Be Thou My Vision

*Amazing Grace
What a Friend We Have in Jesus

*On Eagle’s Wings
Morning Has Broken

February 25 Southwest Division: PAUL

*Beautiful Savior
I Love You, Lord

*Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore
Abide With Me

Blessed Assurance
*Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Love Divine All Loves Excelling
*Blest Be the Ties That Bind

February 25 Southeast Division: JUDITH

*Jesus Loves Me
Day By Day

First Song of Isaiah
*All Things Bright and Beautiful

Thy Word
*For All The Saints

*Great is Thy Faithfulness
Breathe on Me, Breath of God



Winners of Feb 18 are marked with an * below:

February 18 Northwest Division: PETER

Children of the Heavenly Father
*How Great Thou Art 

Guide My Feet
*It is Well With My Soul

*For The Beauty of the Earth
Spirit of the Living God

Shine, Jesus, Shine
*Here I Am, Lord

*I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry
Lord Prepare Me to Be a Sanctuary

*Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
I Could Sing of Your Love Forever

*You Are My All in All
In Christ Alone

*Take My Life
Angels from the Realms of Glory

February 18 Northeast Division: MARY

Come Live in the Light
*Spirit of Gentleness

Earth and All Stars
*Come Thou Almighty King

*All Are Welcome (Let Us Build a House)
Immortal Invisible

Gather Us In
*Be Thou My Vision

*Amazing Grace
God of the Sparrow

*What a Friend We Have in Jesus
This is My Father’s World

Holy, Holy, Holy
*On Eagle’s Wings

*Morning Has Broken
Born in the Night

February 18 Southwest Division: PAUL

*Beautiful Savior
O God Beyond All Praising

*I Love You, Lord
Hymn of Promise (In the Bulb)

*Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore
Precious Lord

Lord, I Lift Your Name on High
*Abide With Me

*Blessed Assurance
Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

*Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Sweet, Sweet Spirit

*Love Divine All Loves Excelling
Do Lord

God is Here
*Blest Be the Ties That Bind

February 18 Southeast Division: JUDITH

Because He Lives
*Jesus Loves Me

*Day By Day
You Are Mine

*First Song of Isaiah
Sweet Hour of Prayer

May the God of Hope Go With Us
*All Things Bright and Beautiful

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
*Thy Word

*For All The Saints
Though I May Speak

My Life Flows On
*Great is Thy Faithfulness

*Breathe on Me, Breath of God
How Firm a Foundation